Kenya, UK to strengthen ties, focus on counter-terrorism, trade and investment
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and UK Prime Minister Theresa May have pledged to cement close ties between the two countries, with focus on counter-terrorism, defence, trade and investment.
In a telephone conversation with the UK premier, President Uhuru congratulated May on her appointment, reaffirming Kenya’s commitment to foster good relations with the government of the United Kingdom.
According to a statement from the spokesperson for the UK’s No 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister underlined Britain’s commitment to build ties with Kenya in the three important areas.
She welcomed Kenya’s recent ratification of the Defence Cooperation Agreement, terming it an important element of the partnership, since it provides a platform for future collaboration.
The two leaders also hinted a possible meeting, with their new agreement allowing for the continuation of British military training in Kenya, at an estimated cost of 7.5 billion shillings annually.